Scenes from my Sunday
Autumn in Perth is the most wonderful time of the year.
The days are sunny and warm — not too hot — and the nights cool down beautifully.
I have a garden now. It's big and beautiful, though it hasn't had any TLC for a long time and is overgrown and looking a bit feral. The agents have promised to send us a gardener for a day to mow the lawns, weed the beds, un-choke the roses and clear the paths.
After that, I look forward to digging and planting a few bits and pieces of my own.
There's a park on the other side of our back fence, and the dog gets at least one walk a day here.
How brilliant to step through the garden gate into our very own leafy space.
And here's a pic of the room at the back of the garage as it was when we moved in. This is now my workroom— so exciting!
It came complete with old lawnmower, empty beer bottles, a dead rat, lots of spiders and crappy chairs.
But potential — oh yes! I've cleaned it out, and scraped off any crumbling old white paint.
Nick was an absolute angel and sealed and painted the walls for me, as well as putting up sheets of plastic — first stages in a ceiling I'm intending to create from cardboard. Sounds dodgy, but it will be all that's needed to stop dirt, dust, leaves and spiders from dropping in from the rafters.
Yesterday, David gave me a speaker set for my iPod — a belated birthday present (the federal government sent me an invitation to take part in its free bowel cancer screening project — yay!) which I have put to good use.
I'm using the new workroom to strip and paint this great old cupboard, which was one of the many wonderful items Dace and I scavenged from neighbourhood verges during our recent 'bring out yer dead' weekend.
Can't make up my mind whether to use it in the family room or in our bedroom ... but know for sure I won't be lining it in sticky-backed plastic, as it was when we found it. Why does it always have polka dots?
I love the workroom's blue door, hidden from view by a big flowering shrub.
The view from the window is the garden — they've planted four kaffir lime trees all in a row. Curious.
Still a very happy camper.